Article Title

All the Bright Places


Aylea Stephens


Significant Shortcomings, Young Adult, Jennifer Niven, Mental Illness, Suicide, Teen Romance, High School

Document Type

Book Review


Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he spends a lot of time thinking about ways that he might kill himself and if it is a good day to die. He meets Violet Markey on the ledge of the bell tower at school. They talk to each other enough to prevent either from jumping off, and later Finch requests that Violet be his partner for a project to discover the natural wonders of the state. Finch helps Violet deal with the recent death of her sister, and the two of them come together with their mutual difficulties. As Violet begins to heal, however, Finch’s world gets more difficult and Violet has to discover all the bright places on her own.